SINGAPORE, 15 May 2023: Princess Cruises has revealed the name of its second Sphere Class cruise ship – Star Princess, which will sail an inaugural season of Mediterranean voyages when she debuts in August 2025.
Currently, under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Star Princess joins Sun Princess (preparing for her inaugural cruise in 2024). They are the two largest ships ever built for Princess, each 175,500 tons and carrying 4,300 guests.
Star Princess is built on a distinctly different and unique platform, designed to simultaneously embrace the Princess heritage while celebrating the romance of the sea by offering more dynamic, outward views.
While 20% larger than any of the line’s existing ships, Star Princess design retains the more intimate settings Princess is known for, with several new ground-breaking spaces such as:
- The Dome, a transformational entertainment venue inspired by the terraces of Santorini;
- The next-level Piazza features a glass sphere
- The “see it to believe it” Princess Arena, a configurable, technologically-advanced main theatre that allows Princess to produce a variety of innovative entertainment concepts; and
- A majestic dining room positioned aft of the ship to deliver unforgettable wake views.
This second Sphere Class ship will also offer several spectacular features with new food and beverage concepts; a magnificent, expanded casino; a two-level Lotus Spa; and entertainment headlined by Cirque Éloize.
Guests also will love the expanded accommodations options with luxurious staterooms and suites, including the new Reserve and Signature Collections.
Star Princess also will showcase the exclusive Princess Medallion service that extends Princess’ leadership position in delivering exceptional personalised experiences.
The new ship will be the second in the Princess fleet to be powered by LNG fuel technology and also is being built with the most advanced sustainable innovations available.
Star Princess debuts 4 August 2025, sailing a nine-day Inaugural Italy & Greece roundtrip voyage from Rome (Civitavecchia), featuring the destinations of Corfu, Kotor, Mykonos, Santorini and Naples (for Capri and Pompeii), followed by a variety of 9- and 10-day cruises sailing from Rome, Athens or Trieste (Venice) that visit idyllic coastal ports. Star Princess cruises go on sale with the larger Europe 2025 programme release on 1 June 2023.